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Principled Proposals for Reform

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780198295358
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600982 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295359.003.0010

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Principled Proposals for Reform

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Briefly restates the central argument of the book and then summarizes the main proposals for reforming the international legal system that the preceding chapters have developed on its basis. It sets the stage for Ch. 11, which explores morally accessible ways of undertaking the proposed reforms. The four sections of the chapter are: I. A Justice‐Based Approach; II. An International Legal Order Grounded in Obligation, not Mere Permissibility; III. Linking Justice, Legitimacy, and Self‐Determination; and IV. Needed Reforms.

Keywords: approaches; international law; international legal system; Justice; Legitimacy; moral foundation; moral theory; Obligation; Permissibility; proposals; reform; Self‐Determination

Chapter.  4684 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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